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Private Networks Lead

Date: 14-May-2022

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.

It matters to us that Team O2 is as diverse as the communities we serve. 

We’re aware that we need more diversity in our senior leadership roles, so we welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. 

Whoever you are, O2 has a place for you. 

Come join us.


Job grade: PCGT/VM Level 6

Location(s):  Flexible with travel to Slough or London

Closing Date: 20/05/2022


About the role

Market Development sits within Virgin Media O2 Business and is the team responsible for driving growth by establishing new and digital- first revenue streams from high-growth markets like 5G, IoT, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.  This role sits in the 5G IoT team and is specifically responsible for leading the Private Networks products team.


Digitisation and IOT are driving new use cases for secure, reliable, and scalable private networks in industry sectors such Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics and Energy & Utilities. This convergence of the adoption of Industry 4.0 ecosystems and the need for the reliable, secure connectivity is driving customers to adopt Private Networks using 4G and 5G.


Join our team to play a critical role in helping our customers deploy private networks to achieve their digital transformation ambitions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Owns the vision and product strategy for Private Network
  • Responsibility for the growing the commercial success of Private Networks with a focus on profitable growth
  • Leads product development, accountable for developing capabilities/features for Private Networks resolving any blockers, issues, and dependencies.
  • Works with Solution, Service, IT and Network teams to define and develop Private Networks roadmap
  • Manages supplier relationships to maximise benefits for Private Networks include Core and Radio partners
  • Champions the needs of the customers to deliver world-class experiences
  • Work with wider stakeholders to drive conversion of PoC and trials into full deployments
  • Working with Legal & Procurement on contracts & supplier framework agreements


What We Need from You:

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to lead team and work in an agile way that positively challenges ways of working in O2 and ensures quick and low-cost turnaround of proof of concepts, trials, and product launches
  • Recognition as the SME and business leader on Private Networks.
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise conflicting demands to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated with good organisational and time management skills
  • Strong customer engagement and stakeholder management experience.
  • Experience of trialling, launching, and iterating innovative B2B products and solutions. Good experience in agile product principles and ability to find the right option for bringing a product to market to maximise speed & quality and minimise cost
  • A strong customer focus: ability to deal with and capture insights and requirements from customers at all levels of the organisation without losing sight of VMO2’s business objectives
  • Product and market knowledge. A strong depth and breadth across multiple domains - industries and products/services
  • Strong commercial awareness and experience of negotiating and managing partnerships, from established players to innovative start ups
  • Demonstrable experience in a high achieving fast paced environment
  • Technical and hands on experience of 5G and in particular 5G private networks
  • Aptitude for problem-solving
  • Agile and Kanban ways of working
  • Professional, diplomatic and tactful especially when in pressured situations


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We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

If you have any questions around the role then please email ResourceTUK@o2.com who will be happy to help.